Things to see in France

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  • Eiffel Tower
    Paris
    Eiffel Tower in Paris
    The Eiffel Tower is a symbol of Paris. It was built during the 1889 Universal Exposition and at 320 meters tall, was the largest structure in the world at the time. Due to its popularity, the Tower was left standing after the Expo a...
  • This museum is a must, plain and simple. You don’t need to be an art expert by any means but you should decide what you want to see because the museum is huge and you could spend days on end there. I recommend starting at the sculp...
  • The cathedral is a Gothic masterpiece. Make sure to pay special attention to the main facade, the western porticoes, the west rose window which circles the Virgin in a multitude of colors, and the Gallery of Kings representing the 2...
  • This church is located in the artsy Montmartre neighborhood, where any student of "les Beaux Arts" will paint your portrait or caricature in 5 minutes time. Its streets carry the aroma of crêpes and ice cream. You can sit for tea i...
  • Disneyland Resort París
    Marne-la-Vallée
    Disneyland Resort París in Marne-la-Vallée
    Spectacular, magical, fascinating, exciting, wonderful .... thousands of adjectives to describe this wonderful park. I had the opportunity to visit this year, in September and it was the best trip of my life. Since childhood I had a...
  • Mont Saint-Michel
    Le Mont-Saint-Michel
    Mont Saint-Michel in Le Mont-Saint-Michel
    The spot where the abbey was built is really cool. I saw it in pictures for the first time, and I told myself I had to see it with my own eyes. When I actually visited the reality far exceeded any photo I had seen before. It was a m...
  • The Arc de Triomphe is huge. You can reach it from the Champs Élysées at the intersection with the Grand Palais. If you think it's just a short walk, think again. It probably takes a solid hour to get there. The walk up the Champs ...
  • The outside of the building is wonderful, but the most impressive part is inside. The grand staircase is impressive, so is the museum library, hallways, the pylon of the witch, the great hall, and the Rotundas of the Sun and Moon. Y...
  • There are so many bridges that cross the Seine, as different from each other as they are beautiful. They make me think about the song “La Seine” by Mathieu Chedid and Vanessa Paradisa, a classic for lovers of French music. We decid...
  • I been to this incredible medieval city three times. Its walls, its church and the general surroundings are beautiful. It might be crowded if you try to visit during the popular summer months. In any case, this place is lovely, very...
  • This is the garden of the Louvre and the aristocrats which once inhabited the palace. It was designed by Le Notre, the same architect who designed the famous gardens at Versailles. It’s also the most central garden in Paris, locate...
  • Port of Saint-Tropez
    Saint-Tropez
    Port of Saint-Tropez in Saint-Tropez
    Saint-Tropez, the first time I went, I said I want to go back. It is a dream city on the shores of the Mediterranean. This former fishing village turned luxury destination for French and worldwide millionaires. Its landscape and na...
  • Moulin Rouge
    Paris
    Moulin Rouge in Paris
    The Moulin Rouge is a legendary Paris cabaret immortalized in paintings and countless old movies. It was built in 1889 by Josep Oller, who was also the owner of Paris Olympia. The Moulin Rouge is an iconic symbol of Paris' Red L...
  • The Georges Pompidou Centre, known locally as the "Beaubourg," is Paris' main modern art museum. The building was designed by the architect Renzo Piano and is internationally famous for its structure of exposed colored tubing. Be...
  • Who wouldn't love to explore the Paris of 50 or 60 years ago, or the Paris of the 19th century inhabited by writers and artists from around the world? Two places where artists like Picasso, Modigliani, Pissarro, Van Gogh, Matiss...
  • Les Invalides is a large 17th-century building located in the 7th arrondissement of Paris. It’s very close to the Military Academy at the end of the Champs de Mars and currently houses the popular Military Museum. Originally, the...
  • After my previous visits to Paris, I had always gone home with the pain of having missed the Musee d'Orsay for lack of time. I made do with admiring the beautiful building (designed by Victor Laloux for the Universal Exhibition of 1...
  • The Palace of Versailles, or Chateau de Versailles (a castle or mansion on the outskirts of Paris), is a building that served as a royal residence during past centuries. The Palace is located in the town of Versailles, Île-de-France...
  • Dune of Pilat
    La Teste-de-Buch
    Dune of Pilat in La Teste-de-Buch
    At first, you tremble at the dune's height, then you prepare yourself to ascend; third, you take three steps and debate if you should take the next ones; fourth, you laugh at yourself at not being able to climb up; fifth, you stand ...
  • Although not far from usual tourist areas (Notre Dame, the Latin Quarter, Jardin des Plantes), this is a small square boxed in my high buildings which makes it invisible to most outsiders. It’s a square complete with fenced gardens,...
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  • The Galeries Lafayette are a must for any foreign visitor in Paris, both for its architecture as well as its prestigious shops. Two cousins, Théophile Bader and Alphonse Kahn, built Les Galeries Lafayette in 1893 at the corner of R...
  • My stroll along the Champs-Élysées is one of the best memories I have of my time in the French capital. I remember going quietly, at my own pace, and checking out the stores I wanted to see and stopping now and then for a coffee or ...
  • Inspired by the Roman Pantheon, its French sister was built in 1744 on the order of Louis XV in honor of St. Genevieve as a thanksgiving for his recovery from a serious illness. After the Revolution, the Church became a cemetery, wh...
  • This large park is in the 6th arrondissement in the center of Paris, not far from the University of La Sorbonne and the Pantheon. It’s the largest park in the city (Bois de Vincennes and Bois de Boulogne are just beyond the edge of...
  • A Beautiful castle situated on the river. The entire ground floor is a gallery devoted to the best stories, dances and banquets. But during the First World War it was used as a hospital and in the Second war, the gallery served as ...
  • Carcassonne Castle
    Carcassonne
    Carcassonne Castle in Carcassonne
    This walled city in southern France, near the Pyrenees, is nestled in Cathar (Cathare) country. It offers villages, inaccessible castles on mountain summits and the Canal du midi all within an hour's drive from Carcassonne. It has t...
  • For theses holidays we planned to leave Spain and go to Paris but in the end with a few questions about what we would find we decided to go to Bordeaux, as it was closer and seemed like a nice, relaxing place. In all honesty, it rea...
  • Les Machines de l'Ile is an absolutely fantastic artistic project in an environment that whisks you away from normal life. The concept of distinct mechanical animals (they fly!) makes dream come true for both children and parents! T...
  • Now, I'm a fan of sunsets, especially on the beach!. But, on this trip to Picardy and especially during our time in Orleans, I noticed that the sunsets were not only beautiful with the sea as the background, but equally beautiful wh...
  • The Place de la Concorde was designed in 1753 by Jacques Ange Gabriel in honor of King Louis XV. It houses the very guillotine which ended the life of Marie Antoinette. The Luxor Obelisk donated to Louis-Philippe by Muhammad Ali Pa...
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